Windows of the Algarve by billyboy

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This is a Photoshop collage of 21 different photos I’d taken in and around the Algarve in southern Portugal. All the originals were done on film, so scanning the negatives and all the selection work took lots of time, as did making sure the source and quality of lighting was similar on all the elements. The house originally had that many windows and doors, but I made them all different to underline one of the most endearing aspects of the local architecture.

Everything was composited including all the people (sunbather on the porch was my daughter :-), horse drawn carriage, and architecture surrounding the house like the wall and steps as well as the birds on the roof.
Oddly enough, the most difficult part was getting the sky to match over the two halves of the image as the background was two different shots under different lighting conditions.

Main building shot in Silves, background is Ferragudo.


algarve, billyboy, doors, horsecart, portugal, windows


  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstonealmost 7 years ago

    Lots of work here, BB, love what you’ve done though, thanks for taking all the time!!!!

  • Claudia Reitmeier
    Claudia Reitmeieralmost 7 years ago

    klasse gemacht, BB ;-))))
    One poorly can imagine how many time you’ve spent herewith……..
    super !!!

  • Kimberly Palmer
    Kimberly Palmeralmost 7 years ago

    This is so creative… wish I could zoom in and see closer. You are so talented! (How come none of the dudes are checking out the hot babe sunbathing)? he he he ;-)

  • Adam Lana
    Adam Lanaalmost 7 years ago

    Great Stuff. I am really liking the hyper-realism of the shot.

  • Dave Moilanen
    Dave Moilanenalmost 7 years ago

    What a wonderful job you did with this!

  • Paul Louis Villani
    Paul Louis Vil...almost 7 years ago

    How cool is this!! Great job billyboy! :D

  • billyboy
    billyboyalmost 7 years ago

    Thanks so much everyone!

    Kimberly, the hot babe sunbathing is my daughter. THAT’s why none of the dudes are checking her out!

    Cheers, BB

  • Lisa  Kenny
    Lisa Kennyalmost 7 years ago

    Excellent work !! Well worth the effort I’d say !

  • Hiroko
    Hirokoalmost 7 years ago

    You certainly did a fantastic job billyboy…it looks great!

  • lightsmith
    lightsmithalmost 7 years ago

    thats an amazing achievement. It’s a brilliant result.

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